Product Type: Sony portable radios
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Sony ICF S22
Member Name: polydeuces
Sony ICF S22
It is impossible to have a great affection for a clock radio. It performs one of the most disliked tasks that any electrical device can do - it wakes you up in a morning. The 390 LWH can do this either with a buzzer or with a pre-selected radio station. Frankly why you would choose the buzzer I do not know when you can wake up to Sara Cox or Sarah Kennedy, though wait a minute the buzzer suddenly becomes an attractive option.
The clock/radio works best off the mains but you need to have a battery for back-up particularly if like me you live out in the country where the area is prone to power cuts. The clock radio has always been reliable and keeps good time. The audio standard is passably good but getting the best station position is always a bit tricky.
The alarm always seems to catch you out in a morning. Every night Mrs par4 and I set it at a level we think is quite low but still it sounds very loud in a morning. There is a snooze facility, the most dangerous thing for those who always want that extra 10 minutes in bed in a morning.
We have had the Sony a couple of years now and it still works well. It is reasonably attractive and has pleasant green glowing LED display. A product that I can recommend.
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